Rogers was a finalest for a Rhodes Scholarship. Emily Cross won the world
junior title in foil in '05 and then passed up senior worlds to finish her
sophomore year at Harvard. Sada Jacobson has a history degree from Yale. Tim
Morehouse is a Brandeis grad and former teacher. It's no wonder the siblings on
the team, who work in finance in New York City, are named Keeth and Erinn
swimming. In June, a week before the start of the U.S. trials in his sport,
Shanteau, a 24-year-old from Lilburn, Ga., was told by his doctors that he had
testicular cancer. They cleared him to swim at the trials, where he
unexpectedly made the team, edging close friend, world-record holder and
University of Texas--based training partner Brendan Hansen for second place in
the 200-meter breaststroke. Shanteau, whose cancer was detected early, will
have weekly blood tests and CT scans and—unless doctors see a worsening of his
condition—will compete in Beijing.
• Before Matt
Reed married fellow triathlete Kelly Rees in 2003, he helped nurse her back to
health after she was struck by a 15-ton construction truck while biking in
Hunter Kemper went on his first date with future wife Val the day she was cut
from the 2000 U.S. Olympic volleyball team.
• Casey Burgener
(whose berth on the team is pending) proposed to fellow weightlifter Natalie
Woolfolk while the two were riding an elephant after last year's world
championships in Thailand. The pair plans to marry in California this fall.
After Matt Emmons
lost a gold medal at the 2004 Games by firing his final 50-meter rifle shot at
the wrong target, Czech shooter Katy Kurkova came over to offer sympathy and
was impressed with the way he handled the disappointment. The pair married last
year in the Czech Republic.